Gravenstine Apple & Sage ‘Butter’
Homemade apple butter is a great way to preserve apples if you went apple picking and have to many on hand. A rich, creamy spread, apple butter makes a delicious breakfast treat!
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Chef Markus Mueller
sprigs fresh sage
Rough chop the apples(not peeled) and cook them in a pot with 2.5 cups of water until soft. About 12 minutes
Mash the soft apples through a sieve, straining out the skins and ending up with a smooth puree like product.
Add the lemon juice and spices to the apple puree.
Cook the puree for 2 to 2.5 hours at a simmer over low heat until the mixture is thick and will sit on the back of a spoon.
Turn of the pot and stir in the the 2 sprigs of fresh sage. Let steep for 10- 15 minutes. Remove the sage sprigs before storing.
Can the finished apple butter if desired, or refrigerate in jars. The apple butter may also be frozen for long term storage.